January 4, 2024
This week’s challenge over at the H2H blog is “Peace on Earth”. This was a hard one for me, at first, because I don’t have any nativity type stamp sets. So, I had to do some thinking as to how to make that work. I think I succeeded! 🙂
I grabbed a piece of the watercolor paper, and decided to do a slimline card. I cut my piece down to 3.5 x 9, and then started ink blending. I used mostly our water based inks on here, however did not add any extra water. I used: Glacier, Bluebird, Peacock, Sapphire inks, and then completed the blending with some black soot distress oxide.
Once I finished with the blending, I grabbed my clear shimmer brush and created some splatters, and then added some white dots with a white gel pen. Next up was some snow banks, made easy with the fancy borders thin cuts and some white daisy cardstock! I used some thin foam tape behind the top of the hills, and glued the bottom of the hills flat. It gives it such a unique look!
Once I was done with that, I decided I needed something else for the card. I couldn’t find a sentiment that was small enough, and understated enough for the card. The first star I was going to go with, wasn’t quite big enough. It got lost with some of those larger spots of shimmer brush. But, I started thinking outside of the box, I mean, that IS how the whole thing got started, right? I found this fairly perfect ‘star’! It is actually the asterisk from the Brushed Letters Alphabet! Stamped it with versa mark ink, and heat embossed it with some silver embossing powder.
I really love how this card turned out! I hope you like it as well! I would love to hear your thoughts, should I have stuck with the silver, or should I have gone with gold for the star?
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I look forward to hearing from you all! Thanks for checking out my card!
Until next time!